This Week at Seattle University, 10/27-10/31

Written by SA-Worker1 student
October 27, 2014

5th Annual Catholic Heritage Lectures: ?The Church Pope Francis Invites Us to Build?
Monday, Nov. 3, 7-8:30 p.m.
Pigott Auditorium

Keynote speaker Jeanette Rodriguez, professor of theology and religious studies, will explore the pre- and post-Vatican II development of what is now called, ?the option for the poor.? Specifically, she will reflect on the Catholic Church?s teachings on material, spiritual and voluntary poverty. Panelists will begin a dialogue focused on local efforts?at Seattle University and in communities around Seattle?to address the systemic roots of poverty and the immediate needs of the marginalized. Sponsored by the Institute for Catholic Thought and Culture. For more information, visit ICTC.

SCOTUS Books-in-Brief and When Money Speaks
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 4:30 p.m.
Sullivan Hall C-6
Professor of Law David Skover will speak about the creation of the SCOTUS Books-in-Brief imprint and his latest coauthored book When Money Speaks: The McCutcheon Decision, Campaign Finance Laws, and the First Amendment. The book analyzes the controversial U.S. Supreme Court decision in McCutcheon v. FEC, which struck aggregate limits on contributions to political candidates. When Money Speaks has been called ?a brilliant discussion of campaign finance in America? and ?the best book on the topic.? The SCOTUS Books-in-Brief series provides readers with reliable, informative and engaging narrative accounts of significant Supreme Court rulings shortly after they come down. The lecture is open to the public but RSVPs are requested here. For more information, visit Influential Voices or contact Katherine Hedland Hansen at

?In Your Face?: Collaborative Installation Reception
Saturday, Oct. 25, 1-3 p.m.
Hedreen Gallery

Explore and engage in conversation about art and social change. Installations of graduate students enrolled in the Social Issues Through the Arts course will be exhibited. Refreshments will be served, and the artists will be present to discuss their work. Topics include police violence, homelessness and wealth inequity. Sponsored by MFA in Arts Leadership. For more information, contact Deborah Faye Lawrence at

Teach-In: ?Global Land-Grab and Resistance from Below? (Film and Discussion)
Wednesday, Oct. 22, noon-3 p.m.
Moot Court Room - Law School Sullivan Hall

In a modern-day David vs. Goliath, rural activists of the Kona Forest region of India fight back against corporate land-grab, environmental destruction and human rights violations. The documentary ?Walls and The Tiger? follows these activists in their campaign to protect and sustain traditional communities and fragile ecosystems from corrupt industrialization. Sponsored by the Center for Global Justice, Department of Global African Studies, Center for the Study of Justice in Society, LELO and TASVEER. For more information, contact Tayyab Mahmud at

Mechanical Engineering Seminar - Environmental Innovation in Europe
Thursday, Oct. 23, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Bannan Auditorium (102)
Environmental innovation and current practices in Europe are unparalleled. This seminar will cover renewable energy, recycling and other important topics as well as focus on the latest technology in the field and provide highly beneficial insight into how to further optimize global and U.S. actions. Sponsored by the Department of Mechanical Engineering. For more information, contact Joy Crevier at

Special Chaplaincy Information Session
Tuesday, Nov. 4, noon-1:20 p.m.
Hunthausen Hall Room 110

Have you considered chaplaincy in various branches of the military? This special information session is for you! A representative from the United States Navy will be providing information on opportunities that exist. Active duty chaplains, chaplain candidates and a Veteran Affairs representative will also be present to field questions that arise and share from their own experiences. Light lunch/snacks will be provided. Click here?for more information on the School of Theology and Ministry?s Master of Divinity specialization in chaplaincy. Contact Colette Casavant for more information: or 206-296-5333.

Become an Expert Learner with Metacognition
Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2-3 p.m.
Lemieux Library 369
Thursday, Oct. 23, 12:30-1:20 p.m
Lemieux Library 369

This workshop is designed to help students understand which ways they learn best, how to monitor their learning and to how recognize specific ways to approach tasks based on how they learn. For more information, visit Learning Assistance Programs or contact Lee Doran at?

Midnight Madness
Thursday, Oct. 30, 10 p.m.-midnight
Connolly Center North Court

Join SU students, faculty, staff and alumni for the second annual Midnight Madness to celebrate the start of the women?s and men?s basketball season! Doors open at 9:30 p.m., and the first 500 in line will receive a special edition fan uniform t-shirt from Redzone and Athletics. We?ll learn the fight song, cheers and game traditions, and all who attend will be eligible for prize drawings, including SU Campus Store fan packs, a bicycle and a trip for two with the men?s basketball team to the San Jose State game and alumni reception Dec. 12-14. Sponsored by Student Development, Athletics and the Alumni Association. For more information, click?here or contact Eric Guerra at

Why Is College So Expensive? College Costs, Student Debt and Societal Inequality
Thursday, Nov. 6, 7-8:30 p.m.
Student Center 160
Higher education in the United States used to be a great motor of social mobility. Today, however, higher education in this country is more expensive than anywhere else in the world. Critics allege that universities exacerbate inequality, retard social mobility and perpetuate privilege.

The facts are startling: students from the current generation have higher levels of student loan debt, poverty and unemployment, and lower levels of wealth and personal income, than preceding generations. Two-thirds of recent bachelor?s degree recipients have student loans, with an average debt of about $27,000. In recent years, more than half of new college graduates were jobless or underemployed. And universities are becoming less accessible to people from lower income backgrounds: of Americans age 25 to 34 whose parents did not finish high school, only 5 percent attain a college degree.

This provocative discussion will consider how American universities are contributing to inequality. Why have they become so expensive? How is student debt a problem of social justice? What policies can remedy these problems? How does Seattle University relate to these trends?

Four panelists will provide challenging perspectives on these issues: Marc Webster and Rachelle Sharpe from the Washington Student Achievement Council, which is an office of the state legislature; David Madsen, associate professor of history, from Seattle University; and Michael Kaemingk, a 2012 SU alumnus and co-founder of Salish Sea Cooperative Finance, which works to reduce college graduates? debt burdens.

Sponsored by the Poverty Education Center. For more information, click here?or contact Ben Curtis at

Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar ? The 2014 SR 530 Landslide: River Response and Flood Risk
Tuesday, Oct. 28, 12:30-1:20 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)

On March 22, 2014, an eight million cubic meter landslide moved across the floodplain of the North Fork Stillaguamish River in Snohomish County, causing 43 fatalities. Following the landslide, a multiagency team of engineers and scientists worked to assess multiple risks and support the search, rescue and recovery effort. This presentation will summarize the scientific assessment that has occurred in the six months since the slide occurred and describe future scientific data collection and hazard monitoring plans. The scientific team?s knowledge may be needed again as an impoundment lake formed by the mass movement will likely return with higher flows in the coming flood season, potentially affecting residents upstream from the landslide. Downstream aggradation may also increase flood risk for the upcoming flood season. For more information, contact Joy Crevier in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at

A Taste of Local Foods: Celebrate Food Day
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 7-9 p.m.
Campion Ballroom
Food Day is a national event celebrating local food and highlighting food justice concerns. 2014 Food Day at SU will highlight the issues of food waste and food access (food deserts). Food waste is the third largest contributor to the world?s greenhouse gas emissions and yet the USDA reported that 17.5 million American homes experienced moderate to high difficulties in securing enough food for themselves in 2013. Come learn how you can get involved with local organizations and SU clubs working to turn this around in our region. Bon App?tit (2014 winner of Food Lifeline's Donor of the Year award!) will provide delicious, locally sourced refreshments. For more information, visit or contact Mike Schut in the Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability at

Dean Hirsch Former President of World Vision
Thursday, Nov. 6, 7-9 p.m.
Wyckoff Auditorium (EGNR 200)

Dean Hirsch is the former president of World Vision International, a humanitarian organization dedicated to emergency relief, education, health care, economic development, and promotion of justice around the world especially to help children in need. Hirsch will be on campus to discuss what World Vision does, what is happening in the world today and what he has learned from his travels. Sponsored by Xavier Global House. For more information, contact Cory Daniels at

30th Annual Alumni Awards: Last Call for Nominations!
Every year Seattle University celebrates the Alumni Awards, honoring those members of the Seattle University alumni and faculty community who excel in the areas of leadership, professional achievement and service to the university and community.
This year we are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Alumni Awards and we need your help to make it the best ever. Know someone who deserves to be recognized for their achievements and embodies our Jesuit values? Nominate them for one of these six awards today. All nominations are due by Oct. 24.

  • Alumnus/a of the Year?
  • University Service
  • Community Service?
  • Professional Achievement
  • Distinguished Teaching
  • Outstanding Recent Alumnus/a

Save the Date: 30th Alumni Awards Celebration, Saturday, April 18, 2015, Fairmont Olympic Hotel.
For more information, contact Kaily Serralta at

Moral Mondays at SU
SU staff member and alumnus Tyrone Brown recently participated in and ?bore witness? to the Weekend of Resistance in Ferguson, Missouri. In solidarity with those who continue to fight for justice and peace in St. Louis, Brown is organizing a series of events on campus centered around the theme of Moral Mondays. Every Monday through Dec. 8, a Ferguson-related event will happen in or around Seattle University:

  • Oct. 27, 6 p.m., Pigott 103 ? PechaKucha: #MichaelBrown (
  • Nov. 3, 12:10-12:50 p.m., Pavilion Building Lobby ? SU Report Back: Bearing Witness to the Weekend of Resistance in Ferguson
  • Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m., Pigott Auditorium ? ?FACING OUR TRUTH: Ten Minute Plays on Trayvon, Race, and Privilege? - The evening include six 10-minute plays and a post-performance Q&A facilitated by Gary Perry, associate professor in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology and Social Work. Free tickets are available here. Sponsored by SU?s Department of Performing and Arts Leadership.
  • Nov. 17, noon ? UNAR 11th Ave. Pedestrian Mall near Flag Pole ? an art installation re-creating the memorial to Michael Brown on Canfield Drive in Ferguson. Members of the SU community are invited to place items of reflection and remembrance at the memorial throughout the afternoon.

Events for the rest of November and December are pending. If you know of other events, initiatives and efforts happening around campus or have your own idea(s) for Moral Mondays at SU, contact Tyrone Brown at

Lunches with Leaders
Thursday, Oct. 30, 12:30 p.m.
Chardin Room 144
The Office of Leadership Development is beginning their annual Lunches with Leaders series. Each lunch features a campus or community leader who is making a positive change in our community, and there is time at the end for questions and discussion. Our first featured speaker is Kelly Benkert, assistant director of SU?s Center for Service and Community Engagement. Benkert uses her experience with advocacy and organizing to teach students how to think critically about the world around them and to empower them to use their voices to create social change. The event is open to all members of the SU community, but free lunch is provided on a first come, first serve basis to the first 20 people who RSVP to Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m., and the talk will begin at 12:30 p.m. For more information, visit Office of Leadership Development or contact Kelsey Haynes at

Women?s Soccer at Championship Field
The Seattle University women?s soccer team wraps up its regular season home schedule this weekend with two key conference matches. Friday night, Oct. 24, the Redhawks will be battling to return to the top of the WAC standings, as they host current conference leader Missouri-Kansas City under the lights at Championship Field starting at 7 p.m. This will be an important match for positioning within the conference heading towards the WAC Tournament in two weeks. Sunday afternoon, Oct. 26, the Redhawks host Chicago State in a noon kickoff. Before the match, the six seniors on this year?s women?s soccer team will be honored in Senior Day ceremonies as they play the final regular season home match of their collegiate careers. All Seattle U faculty and staff are eligible for two free tickets to regular season home matches, so come out this weekend and cheer on the Redhawks as they strive to repeat as WAC regular season champions!

Swimming at Connolly Center Pool
The Seattle University swim teams hold their first home competitions of the 2014-15 season this weekend at the Connolly Center Pool. The Redhawk men?s and women?s swim teams will both face conference rival Grand Canyon Friday, Oct. 24, starting at 5 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 25, beginning at 11 a.m. In addition, the Seattle U men?s swim team will also welcome Arizona State to the Pacific Northwest to participate in both meets. With the teams in action, there is a good chance for a couple of pool records to fall over the weekend. Admission is free for all spectators, but seating is limited, so come early to grab a spot on the bleachers. Head to the Connolly Center and root on the Redhawks!

Volleyball vs. Utah Valley University
Saturday, Oct. 25, 1 p.m.
Connolly Center North Court
Coming off a victory over Grand Canyon University last Saturday, the Seattle University volleyball team welcomes Utah Valley University. The previous match between these two conference rivals earlier this season went five sets, and this weekend?s contest promises to be just as exciting, as both teams are fighting to move up in the league standings. It is the annual Dig Pink match, raising awareness and money toward breast cancer research, so all fans are encouraged to wear pink to the contest. Seattle U faculty and staff receive two free tickets to all regular season home contests, so come to the Connolly Center this Saturday and cheer on the Redhawks!

Men?s Basketball Open Practice
Saturday, Oct. 25, 5 p.m.
Connolly Center North Court

The Seattle University men?s basketball team welcomes all fans to the Connolly Center this Saturday, Oct. 25, for an open practice from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. During the two-hour session, Coach Cameron Dollar will give the assembled crowd a taste of a normal Seattle U basketball practice, featuring drills led by the coaching staff as well as conditioning exercises under the direction of Alex Keough, strength and conditioning coordinator. In addition, the 2014-15 Seattle U squad will be split into two teams for an intrasquad scrimmage, and Dollar will take questions from the crowd about the upcoming season. Fans who attend the open practice will receive a Seattle U men?s basketball schedule poster and a Western Athletic Conference pen. After the practice is completed, members of the team will come to the scorer?s table to sign autographs.

Facilities Services and Purchasing Office Closure
The Facilities Services and Purchasing offices will close at noon on Friday, Oct. 24, for an all-staff event. If you have a Facilities emergency during this time, please contact Public Safety. For more information, contact Denise Burns in Facilities Services at

Employer Information Sessions: Physio-Control and American India Foundation
Career Services encourages you to invite students to the following. Faculty and staff are also are invited to attend if you are interested in partnering with these companies/organizations on research opportunities or learning about positions that apply to your students.

  • Physio-Control, Oct. 29, 5-6 p.m. Pigott Pavilion Living Room ? The Physio-Control Internship Program provides paid positions to gain valuable, real-world experience and opportunities for students to engage in purposeful and dynamic projects to further their education. All majors are welcome with a special focus on biomedical, computer science, electrical and industrial engineering fields.?
  • American India Foundation, Oct. 29, 4-5 p.m., Pigott Pavilion Living Room ? AIF is recruiting seniors of all majors for full-time fellowships. The AIF Clinton Fellowship for Service provides a select group of young professionals from the United States and India the opportunity to work with non-governmental organizations and social enterprises for 10 months in order to accelerate impact for marginalized and underprivileged communities in India.
  • McKinstry, Oct. 30, 12:30-1:20 p.m., EGNR 311 ? A full-service design, build, operate and maintain firm with more than 1,600 employees and approximately $400 million in annual revenue, McKinstry is seeking full-time interns. All majors are welcome with a special focus on mechanical engineering and electrical engineering.

For more information, contact Sarah Thomson at